T-Shirt Remix Craft: Sleeves and Neckline

Here is my first remixed t-shirt utilizing ideas and tutorials I pinned to my Pinterest board: T-Shirt Re-Mix To-Do List. I used a tutorial from Stellar Mother’s No Sew T-Shirt Refashion. Check out her blog.

I did this shirt sort of as a test before I remix an old Sailor Moon shirt that I don’t want to risk accidentally destroying. I will do a few more shirts to try different techniques before I move on to the Sailor Moon shirt. I like the way my current shirt came out.

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I used this “got ham?” family reunion t-shirt as my first demo. I thought I wouldn’t be too attached because we have more Ham shirts in my house hold, but I found myself spending a lot of time choosing a re-fashion that wouldn’t ruin the shirt. I chose this shirt because I want to make it so I will want to wear my shirt more. Our beloved family matriarch, Grandma Ham, passed away  one month ago. This t-shirt project quickly became very important to me.

Cut along edge of collar.

Cut along edge of collar. If you cut well, the collar can be used as a head band.

My first step was to remove the collar. This opens up the shirt for a more feminine look. I only cut around the collar and no wider because I wanted my shirt to still look finished and to not over-do it like the pep-squad shirt girls cut up for tail gate parties in college.  Not pictured: I later hemmed the collar so it wouldn’t stretch further. I used an embroidery stitch for fun.

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Cut off hem from the edge of each sleeve.

Snip open the loop you just cut from your sleeve.

Snip open the loop you just cut from your sleeve.

Next, I cut off the sleeve edges. Keep these; you will use them.

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I cut open the top fold of the remaining sleeve to the shoulder.

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Now, here’s the fun part. Take the sleeve edges you cut off and saved earlier and tie one around each shoulder of your t-shirt. Mine were not the right length to tie a bow, but I double knotted them and the look cute and bow-like enough.

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My living room makes a better self-pic shot than my bathroom.

I can’t stand to take bathroom mirror selfie pics when no one is around to photograph me, so I moved a large wall hanging mirror to my living room.

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I had a bit of fun with this mirror picture taking process.

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I look cool.

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